I bet everyone has been taken by a scam at least once. Not to mention, millions of people surf the internet every day to find ways to make easy money, and what they usually find is a scam. One scam that makes a big comeback is the wrap your car money scam.
It is an old scam that has been revived by a scum bag waiting to pounce on innocent people who need money. Please allow me to review this scam so everyone can be aware and stay clear.
Eddy The Douche Bag
A friend of mine recently made the mistake of giving money the wrap your care money scam. However, how did she know that people like Eddy Fergus were running a scam? With this in mind, I will give you ways to spot these douchebags and save yourself the same heartache my friend feels
This guy used the name of Eddy Fergus, but I am sure he has changed his name by now or uses many aliases. So, to look for his name will not help you spot a wrap your car money scam.
This particular car wrap scam is a way for the scammers to launder money, and use their victims as the tool or mule to do the dirty deed.
How Does A Wrap Your Car Money Scam Find You?
It’s not always how they will find you because sometimes we find them in a search for easy, quick money. Be that as it may, sometimes it is unexpecting, and the scammers are so convincing.
To begin with, you will receive a text message or a flyer in the mail telling you that you can make money advertising with shrink-wrap on your car. All you have to do is drive around as usual and use your vehicle for advertising. In addition, you may see an ad on social media or a job posting board.
The scammer uses the logo of a well-known company to convince you of legitimacy , like energy drinks, Pepsi products, or Nike. This type of advertising intrigues people who then want to check it out, of course, they go to the internet and look for the logo and the company. The company looks legit, so they proceed forward. After all, people believe a well-known company like these wouldn’t try to scam anyone because it would harm their reputation.
The real story here is: the scammer is infringing upon the rights of other companies logos. In other words, they steel the logo to convince people they are legit.
And why wouldn’t people fall for it? They were responsible and checked the company out on the internet to make sure it is a legit company, consequently, they proceed forward.
The company provides a number with the offer so people call or you email the company. You receive an offer for $200-$500 a week to drive around town in a shrink-wrapped car. Furthermore, it is good money, and everyone knows we all need extra cash today.
How Does Wrap Your Car Money Scam Work?
After you accept the offer, the company sends you a check. The instructions state that when your check arrives, you take out your pay and wire the remainder back to the company. When it arrives, you are to take it to the bank, take out your fee, and wire the remainder to the shrink wrap company. The shrink wrap company will then send someone to your home to wrap your car.
When the check comes, you go directly to the bank, thinking the bank won’t let you deposit it if it is a fake check. When they accept the deposit, you are relieved because all is going well so far. With this in mind, you take out your part and wire the remainder to the company as instructed.
In 3-4 days, you receive a call from the bank telling you the check was fraudulent and you will need to pay back the money. WOW!!! Now you are in debt, have no extra cash, and are worried that you may be in trouble. not to mention, the guy who scammed you is long gone, and you have a problem.
How To Detect A Wrap Your Car Money Scam
Here are a few things to watch for when confronted with a wrap your car money scam.
- If you don’t know them, do not make a wire transfer. No one can stop a wire transfer once initiated
- Don’t trust the transaction because it has a policy and a signed document by someone high up in the company. The signature can be a fake name.
- Don’t trust the transaction because it is a familiar logo.
- If the person does not know your address or personal information, don’t trust them. If they got your name to send an advertisement or text, they should know it.
- They should have sent the money directly to the wrap company. Don’t be a middleman for anyone ever.
- Remember, these people are con artists and will have an answer for every question you ask
- Trust your gut instinct. It is a scam if you feel slightly uncomfortable.
- If they contact you repeatedly to make sure you have deposited the check and wired the money, it is a scam
- The bottom line is; if it feels like, smells like, and looks like a scam, then it is a scam
- If you fall for this dirty scheme, don’t beat yourself up because millions of dollars are lost every year to scams. Just pass the word and let others know about it.
Please make yourself aware of the signs of a wrap your car money scam, share it with friends and family. If you don’t know them, they probably don’t know you, which may be a scam. Money laundering is a federal offense, so please don’t get caught up in this trap.
My friend did lose $1700 to this wrap your car money scam, but she did not get cited for a federal laundering offense. She did what I have suggested and has informed the world of her mistake. I am writing this for her.
Was she embarrassed to be taken by Eddy? Yes, she was, but she knew her story would help you recognize this type of scam. So you see intelligent and courageous people fall for these scams. Please don’t be embarrassed to share with us. Your bravery, just like my friends, will stop these douchebags.